Conditions and Treatments

During the average lifetime, our feet cover over 112,000km, which is equivalent to walking four times around the world. It is therefore not surprising that 75 per cent of people will experience foot or ankle problems at some stage during their lives.

Our consultants work closely together as an integrated team combing their considerable expertise and experience to deliver the optimum treatment pathway to all patients

They have a proven track record of finding solutions for the most challenging of problems and are frequently approached for ‘second opinions’.

At The London Foot and Ankle Centre we offer multi-disciplinary care and we discuss all appropriate forms of diagnosis and treatment, including physiotherapy and podiatry as well as surgery.

There are many types of lesser toe deformities, including hammer, claw, mallet and cross-over toe deformities. The big toe is known as the hallux and all the others are referred to as the lesser toes.
An estimated one in five adults in the UK has some degree of flat feet and for the majority, this causes no difficulties in any way.
Morton’s Neuroma is a painful condition that occurs when one or more of the nerves supplying sensation to the toes are squeezed and irritated over a period of time
Tendinopathy is the term used for damage to the tendons, causing pain and if left untreated, serious problems and deformity.

Surgical Procedures

Ankle fusion is a long established and effective surgical treatment for advanced ankle osteoarthritis.
In some cases, bunion surgery is the only way to correct the deformity of Hallux valgus and restore “normality” to the big toe.
Hindfoot fusion (or rearfoot fusion) is considered to relieve severe pain from arthritis or to correct a foot deformity, such as clubfoot or grow defects due to conditions such as Spina Bifida.
A tendon transfer is a procedure where a healthy tendon is taken and moved to replace the function of a diseased or inactive tendon.

Podiatry